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Appliances

Dacor Discovery Side-by-Side Refrigerator  
LG Smart InstaView Refrigerator  
Whirlpool Zera Food Recycler  
Liebherr CBS 1360 Refrigerator/Freezer  
Thermador Freedom Induction Cooktop

Bathroom Fixtures

Kohler Highline 1.0 gpf Toilet  
Moen U by Moen Shower System  
Alpha Bidet JX Toilet Seat 

Energy Production, Storage and Control

ecobee3 Lite Wi-Fi thermostat  
Enphase IQ Microinverter System  
Panasonic Intelli-Balance 100 ERV  
Lennox SunSource Solar-Powered System 
SMA Smart Home 

Floors and Surfaces

Caesarstone TRANSFORM Surface Overlay
Nydree Wide Plank Flooring 

Heating, Cooling and Water Heating

Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series Tankless Water Heater  
Rheem Prestige Series Hybrid Electric Water Heater 
Trane 4MXW38 Ductless Indoor High Wall unit  
Noritz Combination Boiler  
MagVent MV-90 Dryer Vent Coupling  
FAFCO CoolPV Solar Energy System  
Embue Sensor 

Indoor Air Quality

American Aldes Pax Norte smart fan  
Broan InVent Series Humidity Sensing Fans  
Pentair Everpure H-300-NXT Filtration System  
Sherwin-Williams Harmony Interior Latex Paint  
Velux Solar-Powered No Leak ‘Fresh Air’ Skylight 

Insulation, Air Sealing and Leak Prevention

Flir Exx-Series Thermal Imaging Camera  
Fortifiber WeatherSmart Drainable Housewrap
Huber Engineered Woods ZIP System R-Sheathing  
LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing 

Lighting Fixtures, Controls and Sensors

Sengled Element Smart Light Bulb
Kichler Low-Profile LED Downlight
Eaton Halo Surface Mount LED Downlight 

Roofing, Siding and Decking

Fiberon Composite Cladding 
DaVinci Bellaforte Slate Roofing
MoistureShield Infuse Decking
Green Span Profiles RidgeLine Metal Roofing Panel 
Boral TruExterior Bevel Siding  
DuPont Tyvek Protec 200  
Trex Signature Railing 

Smart and Connected Technology

Allegion Schlage LE Wireless Mortise Lock
Amazon Echo Dot  
NuBryte Touchpoint  
Vivint Smart Home Sky smart home assistant 

Structural Systems, Materials and Landscaping

Belgard Aqualine Permeable Pavers  
Weyerhaeuser Trus Joist I-Joists with Flak Jacket
Quikrete Polymer Modified Structural Repair 

Windows and Doors

Jeld-Wen EpicVue Windows and Patio Doors  
Marvin Integrity Wood-Ultrex Impact Outswing French Door 

Eco-Friendly Products Selected by Green Builder's Editors

FAFCO CoolPV Solar Energy System

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 14, 2017 6:24:02 PM

FAFCO Cool PV

Homeowners with solar energy systems and swimming pools often face a tough choice during non-winter months: Cool off the home or heat the pool? The typical rooftop photovoltaic system can’t do both. FAFCO Inc.’s CoolPV solar energy product can pull off both feats with power to spare.

The traditional PV panel becomes less-efficient as the day gets hotter. CoolPV uses a water line from the swimming pool to keep the panel’s temperature down, which can make the unit up to four times more effective in generating energy. Meanwhile, the water used for cooling is warmed by the panel, and goes back to the pool. The actual cost of heating the pool becomes minimal.

In addition to cutting a household energy bill by up to 50 percent, CoolPV can add to the home’s resale value. It has a streamlined, low-profile design, so it’s not an eyesore. The product also qualifies for various state and federal tax credits, and excess power generated can be sold back to utilities. An owner could recoup installation costs within a few years. And, the home swimming season might even be a few weeks longer.

Topics: solar, Hot 50 Heating Cooling and Water Heating, 2017 Hot 50 Product